At the bottom of the garden
Copyright (c) Robert L J Borg 2009
The terrace is surrounded by terracotta pots filled with brightly coloured happy faces, purple lobelia, and white snow drops. My father’s garden is his pride and joy, and he revels in seeing others taking pleasure from his labour. The lawn, immaculately kept, is the envy to many a green keeper. On either side, rows of rose bushes, of various varieties, with their own distinct colours and scents border the lawn. To one side a path meanders to the bottom of the garden where a box hedge, neatly trimmed, is the demarcation point between beauty and organised chaos. For behind the hedge lies the fruit and vegetable garden. A mix of fruit trees: apples and pear, compete with rows of string beans, tomatoes, lettuces, and zucchini plants. The latter are our favourites, particularly the flowers, which when dipped in batter and deep-fried make a scrumptious appetizer.
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